Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Christopher W. Pole, 60, of Plantation, to the Broward County Court.
“Over his long career, Chris has gained the respect and accolades of his fellow lawyers and his community,” Scott stated in a release. “He possesses the integrity, discipline and dedication that will make him a valuable public servant and jurist.”
A sole practitioner since 1988, Pole previously practiced with Conroy, Simberg and Lewis and was in-house counsel for AIG Insurance Co. while practicing with the Law Office of Allene Nicholson from 1985 to 1987. He was an assistant state attorney with the 17th Judicial Circuit state attorney’s office from 1981 to 1985.
Pole will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Lisa von Tefs.